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Chakrabarti, Pratik.

Inscriptions of nature : geology and the naturalization of antiquity Pratik Chakrabarti. - Maryland: John Hopkins University Press, 2020. - xii, 263p.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction. Past unlimited -- The canal of Zabita Khan : the nature of history -- Ancient alluviums : landscapes of antiquity -- Mythic pasts and naturalized histories : the deep history of sacred geography -- Remnants of the race : geology and the naturalization of human antiquity -- The other side of Tethys : Gondwana and the geology of primitivism -- Conclusion: The new deep history.

"This theoretical book is a work of history and of cultural studies. Through analyses of Gondwana, India, and its geological, anthropological, and cultural histories, the book describes how human evolution, mythological geographies, tribal aboriginality, and colonial state formation fundamentally defined India's antiquity"--

9781421438740 = HSS-reference book collection


Archaeological geology--India--Gondwana.

Gondwana (India)--Historical geography.
Gondwana (India)--Environmental conditions.
Gondwana (India)--Antiquities.

DS485.G647 / C43 2020

934.3 C349I

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